What to Expect

Worship Time

 

10:00 a.m. every Sunday morning in our sanctuary and on Zoom

Contact the church office for our Zoom meeting link

 

Our Worship Service

 

Each Sunday, Pioneer Ocean View UCC gathers to worship as an intergenerational faith community. Our service is based on the traditional Christian liturgy of the Christian church and includes congregational singing, prayer, time for children, special music by our choir and/or soloists, and Scripture-based sermons that relate to our daily lives. Even those without a traditional church background will feel comfortable worshipping at Pioneer Ocean View UCC. To learn more about our worship service and listen to recent sermons, click here.

 

Current COVID Guidelines:

With the recent rise in COVID and other respiratory illnesses, we strongly recommend the use of masks and practicing physical distancing. Windows and doors will be open and fans will be in operation to enhance ventilation, so please dress accordingly.If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or are concerned you have been exposed to COVID, please join us for worship on Zoom. Out of concern for everyone's health and safety, we are pausing our lunches after worship for January 2023. 

 

MUSIC

Choral and instrumental music has an important place at Pioneer Ocean View UCC. Our choir prepares anthems for worship services, as well as for seasonal events. We also have guest musicians who share their gifts with us in worship from time to time.

 

COMMUNION

Just as Jesus broke bread with His Disciples, we honor this tradition and break bread with one another during the first Sunday of every month. 

 

CHILDREN

Children are welcome here! At POVUCC, we truly believe that we are "Better Together". For this reason, children join us in the Sanctuary for our worship, with their own unique "Prayground" area for learning, listening, and worshipping in our beautiful sanctuary, alongside the adults and teens.  

 

A room for infants and their parents is available just behind the Sanctuary for nursing, diaper changes and toddler time.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Devices to amplify sound are available for thos needing assistance with hearing. Our restrooms are ADA compliant and our chancel is wheelchair-accessible.

 

 

After the Service

 

FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON

One of the values adopted by our church is to extend an extravagant welcome to all! Food is a big part of our extravagant welcome. Just as a family prays together and eats together, Pioneer Ocean View UCC holds a fellowship hour after our Sunday Services every week where members of our Hospitality Ministry greet us with a meal that they prepared in our very own church kitchen. We spend this time catching up with fellow church members and getting to know our new members. We encourage all to join us in this wonderful time of fellowship.

 

DURING THE WEEK

Our worship does not end with an at "Amen" at the end of the service! We continue to support each other through our Fellowship Hour and weekly ministries such as our Prayer Groups, Bible Studies, Fellowship groups, service projects and Board meetings. 

 


More Information

 

WHAT TO WEAR

Each person is encouraged to wear what they are comfortable wearing. There are no dress codes. On any given day you will see everything from Hawaiian shirts to sport coats and ties.

 

OUR SITE

We are located in a quiet neighborhood in the Clairemnt area of central San Diego. We are blessed with a beautiful site on a hill that overlooks Mission Bay and the mountains to the east. Our site consists of our mid-century modern Sanctuary designed by famed architect Lloyd Ruocco, a newly remodeled Fellowship Hall, a building for meetings/classrooms and our professionally landscaped Point. 

 

PARKING

We have a dedicated parking lot on site. A ramp and stairs are available directly from the parking lot. Also, a golf cart with driver operates every Sunday to transport members and guests from the parking lot directly to the Sanctuary. 

 

DIRECTIONS & OFFICE HOURS

 

We are located at 2550 Fairfield Street, San Diego, CA 92110. 

 

Friends eating lunch together during Sunday Fellowship at POVUCC